Thank you for extending your time, knowledge and mentoring. I was blessed enough to receive feedback from you last week and with that made immediate changes that are working in my favor. I made the changes to my instagram foodfetishfee focusing totally on my art. Next i will be working on my facebook page. I have a second venture im working on which is a culinary tee-shirt line with culinary memes and catchy phrases. I have the name for the line, but looking for your advice on the money/marketing side. Lastly do you suggest an LLC or DBA for entrepreneurship?  -Felisha from OH


You need a DBA for your company name. But you still need to file a trademark for your company name and any original meme and slogans that you create. Now an LLC, C or S corporation is something that you should discuss with the person that you are filing your taxes with every year. I am a S-Corporation guy, because it is very easy for me create a partnership and maintain control of my company.

Everybody wants success. What do you find is the reason most are not ready for it? Getting what you want doesn’t mean you are prepared to get it, and keep it sustained. You may get what you want, now what? -Jennifer 


The number one reasons people fail to be successful are planning and time management. If you don’t like getting up early then this message is not for you. You have to understand short term and long term goals. Planning short term goals to achieve long term opportunities is key. Time management allows you to reach your goals. So you can dream, but you have set goals in place for your dreams to become a reality. My motto is, “There are 24 hours in a day. Learn to maximize your opportunities for success.”

Steve Harvey mentions that one should have seven streams of income in order to be truly successful. Now, the world notices how successful he is. Would you recommend that formula for everyone and if not so, would it be considered too much on one’s plate?  -Chapman Mae

Chapman Mae,

The average person cannot achieve seven streams of income in order to be truly successful. I always tell people to not look at the other person’s yard. So you can focus on your on level of success and income. Each income brings it’s own level of pain and time management. I am a fan of multi stream income, but don’t get locked on that number.

I have had a pattern of obtaining the same type of job and being laid off since 2012. Not doing what I love or my purpose but have a family to take care of & bills of course. Every time I get ready to relocate or ” Jump”, I get laid off so therefore I feel like I cannot move on my dream due to not having a steady income. I know there is something that I am missing. Any advice on how to break the pattern and just GO?? -Mandy from NO


You should seek employment at temporary employment agencies. This way you can find a company that works for you and still get paid. Also, they look to hire people and are testing to see if you want to work for them. I enjoy and encourage people to use temporary employment agencies all the time. I used them and it allowed me to work for companies that wanted me for long term opportunities.

I know I am destined for more in life and I want to have my own company in healthcare. I know I would be successful but I just do not know how to go from the ideas in my head to the actual initiating of my business. Yes, I am scared to the bones but I feel like it’s more than that. I tell myself all the time that I don’t have the money but some ppl tell me it can be done. I feel like I’m standing in an empty tunnel facing the direction of the light but I’m not moving. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. -Anaya


Planning an idea or setting goals for your dream does not cost you money. It is making these are what understand the level of financial commitment. So do not let finances stop you, when there are no needs for any to be up right now.

How to make a rum cake please!!! -Peeka


Here is a very easy recipe for a Rum Cake: Ingredients

1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix

1 (3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix

4 eggs

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup rum

1/2 cup chopped pecans

3 tablespoons butter

1/4 cup water

1 cup white sugar

1/2 cup rum


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour one 10 inch tube pan.

Combine cake mix and pudding mix.

In another bowl beat eggs, water, oil and rum until frothy. Add cake mix/pudding mixture and beat until well mixed. Spread pecans evenly over the bottom of the prepared pan and pour batter over pecans.

Bake cake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out dry when inserted in the center. Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes and remove from pan. Place in serving dish immediately, right side up. (Pecans should be on the bottom)

To Make Glaze: During the last 15 to 20 minutes of baking time, combine butter or margarine, water and sugar in a sauce pan and bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and boil rapidly until it’s very thick and syrupy stirring very frequently. The syrup must be reduced quite a bit and very thick otherwise it will make the cake mushy. Remove from heat and add rum. While cake is still hot, poke holes all over top of cake with a toothpick and spoon glaze over top of cake. Allow cake to sit at room temperature for one day then refrigerate.

After you make a prototype of an invention, what type of business professional can assist with getting your invention looked at in the industry it’s in!? -Shaneka


Have you tried Invent Help? You need to talk to a patent attorney.

How do I find an adult mentor. Someone who can be trusted and understands the concepts of having to start over with absolutely no support system? -Stacie


You can easily find an adult mentor in your church. They are there every Sunday and during the week.